Citi Boosts Macy's, Carnival Up, Google Dominates

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Analyst from Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C), Deborah Weinswig, gave a boost to Macy's, Inc. (NYSE:M) with a recommendation to Buy.  It seems Macy’s efforts to turnover more authority to regional managers and allow them to “localize” stores is working. Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL) and Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) are also big names in the news that are fueling today's equity rally.

King of the Hill Fraud using E*TRADE, Charles Schwab, and Google

King of the Hill & E*TRADE (ETFC)

You can't make up something this good. A 22-year-old man has received 15 months in prison and must pay back $200,073 after trying to open more than 58,000 accounts with E*TRADE (NASDAQ:ETFC), Charles Schwab (NASDAQ:SCHW) and Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) in the names of characters from the King of the Hill TV show (among others). The scheme was to steal the "micro-deposits," from 1 cent to $2, that firms make to test account functionality.

Obama's Top 10 Stocks (Large & Mid Size Companies)

President Elect Barack Obama

Wondering what President Obama selects for investing in equities?  CNNMoney asked that same question and did some research back in May 2009, despite the article being a few months old, the companies still hold up quite well and are worth reviewing.

Move over Netflix, YouTube may Stream Rental Movies

Google and Youtube

Move over Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), Google Inc's (NASDAQ:GOOG) YouTube is in talks with studios, including Lions Gate (LGF), Sony (SNE) and Warner Bros. (TWX), to stream newer movies for rental.

Citi goes to Bat for Google Inc. Shares

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Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) shares are trading in the $460 range and up 60% from their January lows, but Citi's Mark Mahaney thinks shares can go up another 25% in the next year.  Mahaney reiterated his "buy" rating on the stock today and has five main reasons.  Do you think GOOG shares will go past $500 and keep climbing?

Google Shows-Off "Next-Generation" Search Architecture

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Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) is ratcheting up against the competition by developing new search engine technology.  You have to love R&D and how it can improve a stocks performance. In an official blog post, Google says for "the last several months," it's put a large team of engineers on a "secret project: next-generation architecture for Google's web search."

Apple App Store: When Giants Fight, Smaller Companies Get Squashed

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) - At the App Store, when giants fight, smaller companies can get squashed.  Just ask Riverturn Chief Executive Kevin Duerr...

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Apple Inc. and Google Inc. Board Questioned by Federal Regulators

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The Federal Trade Commission is looking at whether Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) are violating the 1914 Clayton Antitrust Act, which bars directors from serving on two competing companies, according to The Wall Street Journal.

UBS: One Should Ignore It's Downgrade of AutoNation

AutoNation

Let's put this the nicest way possible, it now is obvious drug testing is not happening at UBS (NYSE:UBS).

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